Melissa Diamond (2020)
United States of America
University of Bradford,University of Richmond
Foreign Policy,Public/Social Policy
Melissa Diamond is a social entrepreneur, writer, and speaker. She holds a Master’s degree in Conflict, Security, and Development from the University of Bradford, where she was a Rotary Peace Fellow, and a Bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies: Peace and Conflict from the University of Richmond. Melissa is also the Founder and Executive Director of “A Global Voice for Autism,” an international non-profit organization that supports the development and success of children with autism and trauma-related behavioral challenges in conflict-affected communities. Passionate about youth empowerment, Melissa is a Regional Focal Point for the UN Major Working Group on Children and Youth-SDG 4, has twice served as the Disabilities commitment mentor for the Clinton Global Initiative University, and sits on the Board of Directors for AMENDS, a U.S.-Middle East dialogue and entrepreneurship organization.